Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Tom Hiddleston Explains Loki's Absence From Avengers Age Of Ultron
'It was imbalancing people's expectations'
Benicio Del Toro Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII
'Rian Johnson is infusing the film with new steroids'
F. Gary Gray Looks Set To Direct Fast & Furious 8
Straight Outta Compton director in the frame
Judy Greer And Luke Wilson Find Measure Of A Man
Joining Donald Sutherland and Blake Cooper
Jon Voight On For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo also cast in the Potter spin-off
Capture The Flag Captures A Trailer
Un viaje familiar a la luna
More Movie News

Benicio Del Toro Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII
'Rian Johnson is infusing the film with new steroids'
More Movie News

08 October 2015
More Future Films

Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Rosewater (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Life Itself (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Scorsese Back On Wolf Of Wall Street
But it seems Silence will be next...

17 February 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Vulture

submit to reddit

The Wolf of Wall Street is one of those projects that has been tossed around like a Dickensian orphan looking for a home. Back before Shutter Island happened, Martin Scorsese and current muse Leonardo DiCaprio were kicking around the adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s financial trickery memoir. But then Scorsese moved onto other things, DiCaprio remained attached and one of his other director pals – Ridley Scott – took it over. Now, however, the circle is turning once more, with Scorsese drumming up some financing to get it going again.

Belfort’s best-selling book chronicled the excesses he indulged in as a stockbroker in 1990s New York, along with a pack of likeminded corporate types who worked hard and played harder until the authorities cracked down on them.

But while Vulture reports that Scorsese is aiming to shoot the thing based on Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter’s script as an indie this year, The Playlist did some digging with the director’s publicist and puts the brakes on that idea, insisting that Marty will instead focus on making his long-planned film of Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel Silence.

That script, which was adapted by sometime Scorsese collaborator Jay Cocks, follows Jesuit priests arriving in 17th century Japan who face persecution when they arrive to track down their mentor and get a little preaching done.

Graham King’s GK Films is overseeing the movie, and though Benicio del Toro, Daniel Day-Lewis and Gael Garcia Bernal had been attached, the endlessly shifting schedule for Silence means they may not still be able to do it. That said, given who the director is, we’d imagine they’d all make room in their diaries if Scorsese finally got it moving.

Either way, any decision will wait until the director is finished working on Hugo Cabret

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Adrianne Palicki Is Wonder Woman
In the new TV series
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Scorsese skill
As much as I'd like to see Hugo Cabaret, I'm intensively waiting for the Lincoln biopic. More

Posted by scarface666brooksy!! at 00:19 on 20 February 2011 | Report This Post

L: AstroZombie Now a werewolf tearing out some bankers throats i would watch et Neil Gaiman to do the screenplay. He's got a great, and slightly familiar sounding, character called Lawrence Talbot that works as an "Adjuster". See "Only the End of the World Again" and "Bay Wolf" More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 13:35 on 17 February 2011 | Report This Post

This sounded interesting until I read the article and realised it wasn't a satire of the 80s featuring a yuppie banker who turns into a werewolf... Teen Wolf meets American Psycho if you will. More

Posted by kingoftheducks at 09:17 on 17 February 2011 | Report This Post

Tomorrowland's Secrets Revealed
Brad Bird gives us an exclusive viewing guide

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)